Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay $46.5 Million – PCB lawsuit


Jury Orders Monsanto to Pay $46.5 Million – PCB lawsuit

The 10-2 verdict in St. Louis Circuit Court ended a nearly-monthlong trial in one of a string of suits — some won by the defendants and some pending.

This case, which went on trial April 28, involved just three of nearly 100 plaintiffs claiming that exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Some died and their claims were made by surviving relatives.

The lawsuit claims Monsanto knew about the dangers decades ago but falsely told the public the compounds were safe, and continued selling it into the 1970s. Rivers, streams and some food humans consume still contain some levels of PCBs.

“This is the future,” said plaintiffs’ lawyer Steven Kherkher, of Houston. “People don’t know that PCBs cause cancer and that Monsanto has been suppressing it.”

Monsanto issued a statement saying, “We have deep sympathy for the plaintiffs but we are disappointed by the jury’s decision and plan to immediately appeal today’s ruling.”

It continues: “Previous juries in four straight similar trials rejected similar claims by attorneys that those plaintiffs contracted non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a result of eating food containing PCBs. The evidence simply does not support today’s verdict, including the fact that scientists say more than 90 percent of non-Hodgkin lymphoma cases have no known cause.”

The plaintiffs in this trial are from Alaska, Michigan and Oklahoma. Only three among the larger group are from Missouri, including one from St. Louis.

th_tnMonsanto was the primary U.S. manufacturer of PCBs from 1935 until 1977, two years before Congress banned production, according to the suit. PCBs were used in numerous products, including industrial equipment, food packaging and paint.

The old Monsanto Chemical Co. that made PCBs no longer exists. But Creve Coeur-based Monsanto, which now engineers agricultural seeds and makes herbicides, is handling PCB claims. The other defendants are Solutia, spun off by old Monsanto in 1997; Pharmacia, which absorbed part of the old Monsanto; and Pfizer, which merged with Pharmacia in 2003.

Juror Nathan Nevius, 25, a waiter, said after the verdict, “All of us could pretty much agree that Monsanto was negligent.”

Another juror, Ashley Enochs, 24, said, “I think it goes to show that large companies can put stuff out there that’s harmful and they can do it for along time but that justice is going to be served whether it’s a year after the products are put out, or in this case, 80 years.”

Last month, a Los Angeles jury rejected claims against Monsanto over non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In July, a St. Louis County jury found Monsanto was not liable in deaths and illnesses suffered by people who were exposed.

The city of Spokane, Wash., filed a similar lawsuit last year, and in January, Seattle sued Monsanto over costs of PCB cleanup. Those cases are pending.


Source(s):

stltoday.com

ecowatch.com

http://www.healthfreedoms.org/jury-orders-monsanto-to-pay-46-5-million-pcb-lawsuit/

90,000 gallons of oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico and no one is talking about it


 

by Danny F. Quest | May 23, 2016

Yet Another Oil Spill Wreaks Havoc On The Gulf Of Mexico And Nearby Coastal Communities

A Shell oil facility has leaked nearly 90,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, according to federal authorities. The spill has left a two-mile by thirteen-mile sheen in the Gulf, approximately 165 miles southwest of New Orleans. A helicopter first noticed the spill near Shell’s Brutus platform on Thursday morning, according to Shell spokeswoman Kimberly Windon.

“There are no drilling activities at Brutus, and this is not a well control incident,” Windon told the Associated Press. Instead, authorities believe the leak came from a release of oil from subsea infrastructure, from a line connecting four wells. According to the Wall Street Journal, Shell had dispatched boats Friday to begin cleaning up the spill.

“We are working with the United States Coast Guard and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Association to define the best approach to contain and clean up the sheen,” Windon said.

According to the United States Coast Guard, the leak has been secured, and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is reporting no injuries from the spill.

Local activists, however, are unconvinced by reports that the spill is over. The spill occurred a little less than 100 miles due south of Lousiana’s Terrebonne Parish, which is home to one of the country’s largest communities of Houma Native Americans, who still depend on subsistence lifestyles. If the spill impacts marine life, or washes ashore, it’s likely that these communities might be some of the first impacted.

“You sit down for dinner and you watch the news and you see another spill with tens of thousands of gallons of oil and reports that no one is hurt or the leak has stopped and you know, just from experience, that that’s probably not true,” Colette Pichon Battle, executive director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law and Policy, told ThinkProgress “Who is really going to be hit? It’s going to be our Native American communities that live on, and depend on, the coast. It’s going to be the poorest people on the coast that depend on the ecosystem to be healthy.”

 

The spill comes just days before Battle and others are set to travel to Washington, D.C. for a rally to stop offshore drilling scheduled for Sunday. Organizers expect the event — which will include a march from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool — to draw more than a thousand participants from communities along the Arctic, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts.

Just 4 days ago.

Participants hope that the rally will encourage the Obama administration to reconsider allowing offshore drilling in the Gulf and the Arctic under the administration’s new five-year leasing plan. The plan has taken Atlantic drilling off of the table, largely in response to community opposition, but would still allow oil permits in the Arctic and the Gulf.

Battle noted that the spill occurring just days before the rally simply underscores the dangers that offshore drilling can pose to local communities.

“You see this [spill] happening right now, and then you read the federal government’s five-year plan to do more drilling, more exploration, and lease off more land,” she said. “If you live in south Louisiana, you know that’s going to mean more spills.”

In 2010, a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf, killing 11 men and releasing some 4.2 million barrels of oil into the water in what would become the largest offshore oil spill in history. BP was eventually ordered to pay a $20.8 billion settlement, along with another $4 billion settlement resulting from a federal criminal probe. Thanks to the U.S. tax code, however, BP can classify up to $15 billion of that as a “business expense,” potentially saving the company as much as $5 billion.

READ MORE: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2016/05/13/3778155/shell-gulf-spill/

http://wearechange.org/oil-spilled-in-gulf-again/

Elijah Wood: Hollywood Full of ‘Organized’ Child Sex Abuse


Note: Isn’t it a curious coincidence that “Frodo” – who played a Hobbit with a mission to rid the world of Darkness – is shedding “Light” into the darkness of organized pedophilia in Tinseltown? Even tho other’s have tried to expose the dark underbelly of Hollywood, will the ‘light’ of Elijah’s insights crack “the egg of darkness” surrounding the ritual sexual sacrifice of our children at the hands of power-hungry predators? If pedophilia in Hollywood is exposed, it will ultimately lead up the chain of command to the network of global control and the politician’s and black magician’s holding a spell over the collective of humanity.

From a metaphorical perspective, did Elijah just throw the Ring of Power into the abyss of molten lava to break the spell? IMO there are no coincidences, time will tell…

Have a magical week! Blessings, {~A~}
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Actor Elijah Wood claims that Hollywood’s entertainment industry is rife with sexual abuse of young boys and girls — and that senior figures within it have been protecting pedophiles for decades.

In an interview with the Sunday Times, the Lord of the Rings star — who began acting in Hollywood at age nine — claimed that “organized” sexual abuse of children has taken place in the entertainment industry and compared the situation to that of notorious British pedophile Jimmy Savile.

“You all grew up with Savile — Jesus, it must have been devastating,” Wood, 35, told the Times, referring to the late BBC DJ who allegedly sexually abused more than 50 young boys and girls in the 1970s and 80s.

“There are a lot of vipers in this industry, people who only have their own interests in mind,” Wood added. “There is a darkness in the underbelly — if you can imagine it, it’s probably happened.”

Wood got his start at a young age in Hollywood with a breakout role as little Michael Kaye in the Barry Levinson-directed 1990 film Avalon. He went on to act throughout his childhood with roles in 90s movies Paradise, Radio Flyer and Flipper.

But Wood said he was spared the abuse that many other young actors his age were subjected to because his mother did not allow him to go to industry parties, where Hollywood power players regularly “preyed upon” children.

“If you’re innocent you have very little knowledge of the world and you want to succeed,” the actor told the Times. “People with parasitic interests will see you as their prey.”

The subject of rampant child sex abuse in Hollywood gained new attention last year following the release of the documentary An Open Secret. The film — directed by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Amy Berg — features interview with former child star sex abuse victims including Corey Feldman and Todd Bridges.

The film was, perhaps unsurprisingly, not without controversy — it reportedly had to be re-cut after a man’s sexual assault accusations against X-Men director Bryan Singer were subsequently dropped in court. However, the film also examines allegations made against other high-level Hollywood executives including Marty Weiss, Michael Harrah and child talent manager Bob Villard, who represented a young Leonardo DiCaprio before pleading no contest to felony charges of committing a lewd act on a child in 2005.

In his interview with the Times, Wood said that young actors and actresses who are victims of sex abuse are often stifled, because they “can’t speak as loudly as people in power.”

“That’s the tragedy of attempting to reveal what is happening to innocent people,” he said. “They can be squashed but their lives have been irreparably damaged.”

 

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Global ExoPolitics as 3D Chessboard ~ Michael Salla


This video outlines how global politics needs to expand beyond the traditional scholarly focus on nation states, transnational corporations, non-state actors, international organizations, and social movements.
Global politics requires three dimensional thinking, as depicted in the fictional 3D Chess of Star Trek, in order to factor in how both advanced subterranean civilizations and extraterrestrial civilizations influence political events on Earth.
Dr. Michael Salla has held full time university positions teaching both graduate and undergraduate students key concepts in global politics. He combines his scholarly expertise in global politics with his more recent research in exopolitics, to produce a remarkable 3D understanding of global (exo)politics.

More info at: exopolitics.org

Bix Weir-USA Must Unite or Die Under Trump/Sanders Ticket Greg Hunter


Financial analyst Bix Weir wrote a recent article that said a “Trump/Sanders ticket would galvanize the nation.” A Trump/Sanders ticket this fall for the White House? Sound crazy? Weir predicts that things will get so bad “the USA must Unite or Die.” Weir contends, “If Trump wins it alone, you are going to see a revolution overnight. You are going to see mass rioting in the streets because there are so many people disenfranchised and angry. Where is the anger going to be placed when people lose their 401-Ks, checking accounts and savings accounts? The banks and the rich. You cannot have Trump leading us forward after that moment. You need both. You need the left and you need the right. I think Sanders and Trump have some kind of back deal going on with the people who are leading their campaigns. They are going to come together when this chaos happens. . . . Any other scenario and you can kiss the United States goodbye in a blink of an eye. The key is, with these guys (Trump and Sanders), they both love their country. They approach it in different ways, but they both love their country.”

Weir expects his timeline to hit a financial crescendo in the September/October time frame. Weir says, “The Fed and the Treasury are controlling all markets with computer programs. I have proved this a zillion times. They are doing it with the programs that Alan Greenspan wrote in the 1960’s and 1970’s. It has always been the plan to destroy the dollar and go back to a gold standard.”

Weir ends by saying, “The crash will be electronic. All electronic assets will be frozen and be wiped away. Exchanges will not be open. . . . Nothing will be open and nothing will reopen. We will get rid of the nanny state. . . . There is no way we are ever going to pay off this debt. If there is a crash in the markets, and all the debts and electronic assets were wiped clean, we would win. The U.S. is the largest debtor nation in the world. That was always the plan.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Bix Weir founder of RoadtoRoota.com.

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Alberta/Large Surface Collapse Possible/Steam Caverns BPEarthWatch


Note: The devastation to the natural environment by oil producers in Canada, is beyond stunning…it’s ABSOLUTELY HORRIFIC! The politicians who granted access to the lands and decision makers from ALL the oil companies should all be rounded-up and tried for environmental war crimes, then punished to the fullest extent of the law. IMO Capital Punishment is in order for those found guilty, no mercy for Environmental Psychopaths – they need to be made an example of in a manner that will prevent others from even thinking about plundering Gaia’s resources into total destruction. Thankfully guillotines are still in production…or maybe that’s too quick, painless and easy for these criminal psycho’s.

Yes, even for one who’s operating in “sacred, neutral observation mode”, it’s extremely difficult not to get angry when one observes the carelessness in which these Luciferian based operations have been implemented.  It’s beyond belief. {face palm, shake head}

Namaste, {~A~}

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The Beast, Alberta’s Large Forest Fire is Forcing Large Underground Thermal Steam Caverns to Shut Down, These Large Steam Chambers will collapse.
http://www.BPEarthWatch.Com
Canada oil sands thermal shutdowns pose risk to delicate reservoirs http://www.reuters.com/article/canada…

ABC, CBS, NBC News Stations Cover Chemtrail Poisoning (Video)


Note: Did we wake-up in a parallel Universe, or what? Seriously my friends,  ABC’s Diane Sawyer covering chemtrails and numerous MSM stories on Morgellan’s Disease is a HUGE change in direction for corporate mass media!  Disclosure of this nature is exactly what our community has been working so long and hard for, and this kind of exposure means we’ve reached a tipping point where the truth will begin busting out everywhere because it can no longer remain hidden.

Woot! Woot! This Truther’s doin the happy dance! Much love, {~A~}

Image Source.

The media is finally covering Morgellons disease, chemtrails, and cloud seeding, via local news stations.

Is this a run up to more mainstream disclosures and acknowledgments?

One can hope.

Below the video, there are a series of related articles for further study.

– Justin

 

Published on May 12, 2016

Aerosol and Gulf War U.S. Army Smart Dust (Morgellons) and 238 Other Confirmed BioWarfare “Experiments” Covered by Mainstream News and CongressPATRIOT NEWS NOTE: The part where one man claims Morgellons Fibers Tech comes from “aliens” is a false assumption/disinformation. Additionally, we have confirmed that the U.S. Military is involved in this, having tested this garbage on Iraqi guinea pigs in Operation Desert Storm. It is called “Smart Dust.” The outbreaks of Smart Dust/Morgellons that are highest in the country are all around major CIA/covert military bases in our country.

Related The Geoengineering Escalation of 2016: Accounts of “Chemtrail Flu” Rise | Facts, Patents, Science

Related How to Protect The Body Against AI Assimilation (Morgellons) | 6 Bodily Tissues That Can Be Regenerated Through Nutrition

Related “Cloud Seeding and Morgellons”

Related Chemtrails creating Cyber Humans? You are stopping Diseases caused by Nano Particles now

Related History of “Chemtrails” | 1978 Government Report Confirms Weather Modification (Geoengineering) Is Real and Ongoing

Wounded British soldier shuts up anti-Muslim racists with epic message


GET A GRIP

Chris Herbert was serving in Iraq when his right leg was blown off by a roadside bomb.
Here’s what he has to say about anti-Muslim racism:

Getting frustrated by some people expecting racism from me, because I got blown up. Yes. A Muslim man blew me up, and I lost my leg.

A Muslim man also lost his arm that day wearing a British Uniform.
A Muslim medic was in the helicopter that took me from the field
A Muslim surgeon performed the surgery that saved my life
A Muslim Nurse was part of the team that helped me when I returned to the UK
A Muslim Healthcare Assistant was part of the team that sorted out my day to day needs in rehabilitation when I was learning to walk
A Muslim taxi driver gave me a free ride the first time I went for a beer with my Dad after I came home.
A Muslim doctor offered my Dad comfort and advice in a pub, when he didnt know how to deal with my medicines and side effects.

Contrary to that,
A white brit spat in my girlfriends face for ‘fucking a cripple when you could have me [him]’
A White brit pushed my wheelchair away from a lift so he could use it first.
A White brit screamed at my Dad for parking in a disabled bay when I was in the services coming home
(Although, alot of people helped in my recovery! I dont hate white brits either! hahaha)

Point is, fuck off. I know who I dislike, and I know who I dont. I know who I appreciate, and I know who I dont. If you want to hate an entire race of men and women for the actions of a few dickheads feel free, but don’t push your views on me, thinking I am an easy target because one douchebag decided it was my day to die.

Blaming all Muslims for the actions of groups like Daeshe and the Taliban, is like blaming all Christians for the actions of the KKK or Westboro Baptist Church.
Get a grip of your lives, hug your family and get back to work.

Says it all…

 

https://tompride.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/wounded-british-soldier-shuts-up-anti-muslim-racists-with-epic-message/

Enter The Buzzsaw ~ Surviving the Next Economic Collapse with Trade Genius’ Bob Kudla


How to survive the next economic collapse, and where to invest your money to maximize the value of the stock market is explored with Trade Genius founder Bob Kudla. Has the economy reached a tipping point? Is collapse predictable? And what about our financial system makes it so prone to crisis? Take a hard look at the economy and your own resources, as we explore the dark truth of money, on this uncensored Buzzsaw interview hosted by Sean Stone.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN:
00:01 Welcoming Bob Kudla to Buzzsaw.
00:33 What is Trade Genius?
03:33 Is the financial system sustainable, or destined to fail? 8 year cycles.
06:30 Predicting a collapse–from food prices to weather impact.
10:36 Credit deflation, collapse, and debt.
12:31 Federally forcing participation, and bank bail-ins.
14:00 A tipping point in Europe and beyond.
16:04 Negative interest explained.
17:10 Bitcoin and alternate currencies against the federal reserve and banks.
19:15 Finding more information.
20:36 Thanks and goodbye.

WHO Flips on Safety of Roundup After Donation from Monsanto ~ TheLipTV


Note: European’s, here’s your chance to stand in your power and say:

“NO!! ENOUGH!! WE DO NOT CONSENT TO FURTHER DESTRUCTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR HEALTH BY CORRUPT BIOTECH FIRMS, CORRUPTING SYSTEMS OF GOVERNANCE! AND NATURAL LAW!! BAN ROUND-UP IN THE EU”

If this bill passes, it will be MUCH harder to redact – the time to take action is NOW. Much love, {~A~} :)

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The World Health Organization (WHO) flipped their assessment of the dangers of Monsanto’s Roundup ahead of a meeting to determine whether or not to re-approve the use of Monsanto’s glyphosate for up to nine years. The EU was given a report concluding that glyphosate was “unlikely” to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans. Documents obtained by the anti-GMO watchdog group US Right to Know uncovered that Professor Alan Boobis, who chaired the UN’s joint FAO/WHO meeting on glyphosate and also works as the vice-president of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI) received a million dollar donation from Monsanto and Croplife International. Mark Sovel and Nik Zecevic take a closer look at what may have changed WHO’s glyphosate assessment on the Lip News.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016…

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Dahr Jamail | Navy Allowed to Kill or Injure Nearly 12 Million Whales, Dolphins, Other Marine Mammals in Pacific


Monday, 16 May 2016 00:00 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report
A whale swims in the Pacific ocean, off the coast of Maui, on December 21, 2014. (Photo: Derek)A whale swims in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Maui, on December 21, 2014. (Photo: Derek)

What if you were told the US Navy is legally permitted to harass, injure or kill nearly 12 million whales, dolphins, porpoises, sea lions and seals across the North Pacific Ocean over a five-year period?

It is true, and over one-quarter of every tax dollar you pay is helping to fund it.

A multistate, international citizen watchdog group called the West Coast Action Alliance (WCAA), tabulated numbers that came straight from the Navy’s Northwest Training and Testing EIS (environmental impact statement) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Letters of Authorization for incidental “takes” of marine mammals issued by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service.

“It is outrageous to think that humans have quantified all of the impacts their actions cause to the marine environment.”

A “take” is a form of harm to an animal that ranges from harassment, to injury, and sometimes to death. Many wildlife conservationists see even “takes” that only cause behavior changes as injurious, because chronic harassment of animals that are feeding or breeding can end up harming, or even contributing to their deaths if they are driven out of habitats critical to their survival.

Karen Sullivan, a spokesperson for the WCAA, is a former endangered species biologist and assistant regional director at the US Fish and Wildlife Service; she is now retired.

“The numbers are staggering,” she told Truthout, speaking about the number of marine mammals the Navy is permitted to take. “When you realize the same individual animals can be harassed over and over again as they migrate to different areas, there is no mitigation that can make up for these losses except limiting the use of sonar and explosives where these animals are trying to live.”

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Yet the aforementioned staggering numbers are still lower-end estimates, as they do not include dozens of other military projects in the same areas, such as construction using underwater pile driving, and they only apply to marine mammals, not other species.

According to the WCAA, the numbers “do not include takes to endangered and threatened seabirds, fish, sea turtles or terrestrial species impacted by Navy activities, using sonar, explosives, underwater and surface drones, sonobuoys, ships, submarines, aircraft, or troops training on 68 beaches and state parks in western Washington.”

The WCAA has called the numbers “unprecedented,” and provided more analysis of naval operations and permits of what is to come that are equally shocking.

Increasing Everything

The staggering number of “takes” the Navy is permitted to generate is accompanied by an overall increase in a large number of other dangerous activities as well.

Their October 2015 EIS shows increases in the following activities (this is not a complete list):

– A 778 percent increase in number of torpedoes

– A 400 percent increase in air-to-surface missile exercises (including Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary)

– A 1,150 percent increase in drone aircraft

– A 1,150 percent increase in drone surface vehicles

– A 1,450 percent increase in expendable devices

– A 72 percent increase in electronic warfare operations

– A 50 percent increase in explosive ordnance disposal in Crescent Harbor and Hood Canal

– A 244 percent increase in air combat maneuvers (dogfighting)

– A 400 percent increase in helicopter tracking exercises

– A 3,500 percent increase in number of sonobuoys

– From none to 284 sonar testing events in inland waters

The Growler fighter aircraft used in the Navy’s electromagnetic warfare training are the loudest aircraft ever built. It is worth noting that the noise threshold for hearing damage in humans is 85 decibels. Similar to the Richter scale used for measuring earthquakes, sound measurements are not linear. For every increase of 10 decibels, the intensity of the noise increases tenfold.

“Is maintaining military readiness to address obscure threats to national security worth defending the oceans to death?”

“Therefore, a 115-decibel noise, which is what a Growler jet makes when passing overhead at an altitude of 1,000 feet, is a thousand times louder than the 85-decibel threshold for hearing damage,” the WCAA website explains. Growlers generate 150 decibels at takeoff.

The injurious qualities of high levels of noise are heightened underwater.

“Navy sonar is capable of at least 235 decibels at the source,” according to the website. “This is over 10 trillion times more intense than the 85-decibel threshold.”

Such intensity means that even at a distance of 300 miles away from the source, underwater noise can still be 140 decibels.

It is worth noting that the level of 140 decibels is sufficient to vibrate and rupture internal organs, and has even been assessed by the French government as “a weapon to kill people.”

Hence, many marine mammals with large liquid-filled spaces in their heads for echolocation are particularly susceptible to any and all sonar use by naval exercises. It is, and has been for quite some time now, well known in the scientific community that the Navy’s use of sonar can damage and kill marine life.

The Navy is already permitted to also conduct two ship sinking exercises each year while using 24 bombs, 22 missiles, 80 “large caliber” rounds and two “heavyweight” high explosive torpedoes. Obviously, each of these exercises has significant impacts on all marine life in the vicinity in which it takes place.

The Navy is also permitted to conduct 30 air-to-surface bombing exercises and 160 gunnery exercises annually. Additionally, one active-duty Navy pilot confided that “fuel dumping” incidents occur about once every month.

Justified Destruction

Every piece of data available on the Navy’s impacts on wildlife should be taken with a grain of salt — because chances are, the actual impacts are much greater, according to Emily Stolarcyk, the program manager of the Eyak Preservation Council based in Cordova, Alaska. The council is an environmental and social-justice-oriented nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to protect wild salmon habitat.

Stolarcyk, who is leading the effort to minimize the effects of the naval training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska, believes the Navy’s proposed marine training exercises in the northern Pacific reflect intentions and actions that she says are “fallacious and deeply flawed.”

“The Navy’s massive levels of testing and training for war are helping to make our oceans barren.”

“It is outrageous to think that humans have quantified all of the impacts their actions cause to the marine environment,” Stolarcyk told Truthout. “With the limited observation practiced, the Navy’s activities have proved lethal to large marine species. What about the unknown impacts? What about fish? What about the bottom of the food chain? What about the long-term significance?”

She pointed out that the nearly 12 million “takes” the Navy is permitted to cause do not include proposed “takes” in the Gulf of Alaska. According to Stolarcyk, the Navy is proposing 36,522 “takes” per year in the Gulf of Alaska, with a total of 182,610 over five years. The Letter of Authorization from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration places the total number at over 2 million.

The shocking numbers, along with the relative dearth of advocacy on behalf of the affected animals, does not bode well for the future, according to Connie Gallant, the president of the conservation and restoration group Olympic Forest Coalition, which is based on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.

Speaking with Truthout about the incredibly high number of “takes” the Navy is permitted to generate across the northern Pacific, including the Gulf of Alaska, Gallant said, “I am absolutely appalled at seeing these numbers. Where are the ‘environmentally concerned’ agencies entrusted to protect wildlife and marine mammals?”

Stolarcyk listed some of the marine mammal species that are impacted by the Navy’s trainings in the Gulf of Alaska alone:

– North Pacific right whale (endangered species)

– humpback whale (endangered species)

– blue whale (endangered species)

– fin whale (endangered species)

– sei whale (endangered species)

– gray whale (endangered species)

– minke whale

– sperm whale (endangered species)

– killer whale

– Pacific white-sided dolphin

– harbor porpoise

– Dall’s porpoise

– Steller sea lion (endangered species)

– California sea lion

– northern fur seal

– northern elephant seal

– harbor seal

– sea otter (endangered species)

“The Navy is blatantly justifying destruction of species and habitats many Americans have worked to keep protected for a long time,” Stolarcyk said. “Many wonder, to what end? Is maintaining military readiness to address obscure threats to national security worth defending the oceans to death?”

Gallant is equally confounded by the Navy’s actions and these staggering numbers.

“I do wonder why the public has to dig so hard to find these numbers,” she said. “Why this isn’t front-page news around the world? Because it looks like the military is being given a pass wherever they operate when it comes to harming marine life with sonar and explosives.”

It is worth noting that the “technology” the Navy uses to ensure whether marine mammals are present in the vicinity of their exercises is the same “technology” that has been used since the 17th century — two lookouts at the bow of the ship. The Navy will not allow civilian observers from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (experts) on board during their exercises, nor will they allow the Fish and Wildlife Service to train the Navy’s own observers on seabird identification.

“How is it possible to get an accurate count of injuries and lethal takes when the Navy won’t allow neutral civilian observers aboard?” Gallant asked. “With the disrespectful way they’ve treated people in western Washington, how can we trust them to report takes accurately?”

The Navy Responds

Truthout requested comment from the Navy about the nearly 12 million takes it is permitted to cause with its exercises. The Navy was asked to comment on what it was doing to mitigate its potentially harmful activities, as well as on the dramatic increases in those activities, and why the increases are taking place.

Sheila Murray, a Navy deputy public affairs officer for Navy Region Northwest, replied that the numbers cited are “incorrect,” and referred Truthout to the exact same naval documents from which those numbers were pulled, but pointed to only the Northwest portion (the Naval Northwest Training and Testing EIS/OEIS).

Murray also referenced the National Marine Fisheries Service Letter of Authorization and Final Rule for the Navy’s proposed activities, and told Truthout, “These documents thoroughly describe the Navy’s proposed activities, analyze potential environmental impacts using the best available science, and describe the array of mitigations and procedures developed to be protective of marine life.”

Truthout asked Sullivan to respond to Murray’s claim that the extremely high number of “takes” was “incorrect.”

“The sources Ms. Murray suggested are the same ones we used,” Sullivan said. “All we did was to grab a calculator and add up the numbers provided by the Navy and NOAA. I rechecked the numbers, and they haven’t changed, except for the fact that NOAA’s 2011 Letter of Authorization for the Gulf of Alaska issued to the Navy is no longer available online.”

A source within the Navy, speaking with Truthout on condition on anonymity, said that the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Navy have “an equally incestuous relationship.”

“I’ve personally sat in on teleconference calls with Ben Laws (NOAA – NMFS Permits and Conservation Division) which discussed the Navy exceeding its Take authorization, exceeding noise levels above what was authorized in their Marine Mammal Protection Act IHA [Incidental Harassment Authorization] permit and failing to re-initiate consultation when the Navy knew of those violations,” he said. “The Navy received merely a slap on the wrist and the public was never aware of the true nature of the Take or the violations.”

Blatant Disregard and Blue Deserts

Stolarcyk is troubled by the fact that the Navy is allowed to keep a number of other details about its training plans confidential, given the high “take” estimates they’ve made available to the general public.

“If these are the things they are quietly releasing to the public, there is no telling how horrendous the classified details of these trainings may be,” she said.

She is also concerned about the fact that the Navy has plans to conduct more exercises during the month of May, particularly because in the Navy’s entire history of conducting training exercises, they have never trained in May in the Gulf of Alaska.

May is prime migratory season for millions of birds, fish and marine mammals through the Gulf of Alaska.

“Many would argue that that is the very worst time of year for the Navy to be out there blasting away with ordnance and sonar,” Stolarcyk said. “Additionally, despite many outcries from local communities and tribal groups, the Navy is continuing their exercises, even increasing them in some areas without public consent or consideration.”

Jill Silver, a board member of the Olympic Forest Coalition, who has also worked with the Olympic Coast Alliance, another Washington State-based environmental group, told Truthout that the alliance attempted to take on this issue, “but we found that there’s no law that constrains the US Navy or trumps ‘national security’ and we didn’t have the capacity to engage the public in an effective and sustained campaign that might have resulted in changes from the congressional level.”

Sullivan pointed out an instance where the Navy was held in check by a lawsuit, but that it too had limited scope. “The Navy was sued over similar activities in Southern California-Hawaii waters, where the number of takes went from 150,000 to 2.8 million per year,” she explained. “They were ordered by the court to back off from a few areas that are critical for marine mammals, which begs the question: Why wouldn’t those prohibitions apply to rich northern waters, too? Regardless, that agreement expires in 2018, and unless the Navy is sued again they probably won’t respect the areas currently off limits.”

Sullivan is troubled, she said, by the fact that governments already have the technology and weaponry to obliterate the human race — and countless other species, including marine life — many times over, and what the Navy is doing exacerbates this risk.

“The Navy’s massive levels of testing and training for war are helping to make our oceans barren,” she said.

The best estimate for the number of gray whales in the eastern areas of the North Pacific is around 21,000, according to Sullivan.

“But the numbers of ‘takes’ allowed to the Navy in the areas of the Pacific where gray whales might be found is 62,550,” she said. “It becomes clear that multiple harassment incidents to the same animals throughout their range are not only anticipated but allowed.”

Stolarcyk pointed out that many human interactions with the oceans are unavoidable; we boat, we fish, people everywhere use and depend on the oceans, and they are invaluable to human life. However, we should not assume that our activities have no consequences — nor assume that this essential resource can be endlessly exploited.

“The oceans are delicate and finite; we know now that there is a limit to what the seas can provide,” Stolarcyk said. “Oceans are not blue deserts [devoid of life] and should not be treated as such; we must tread carefully, for the footprint we leave will be a lasting one.”

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Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail, a Truthout staff reporter, is the author of The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, (Haymarket Books, 2009), and Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, (Haymarket Books, 2007). Jamail reported from Iraq for more than a year, as well as from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Turkey over the last 10 years, and has won the Martha Gellhorn Award for Investigative Journalism, among other awards.

His third book, The Mass Destruction of Iraq: Why It Is Happening, and Who Is Responsible, co-written with William Rivers Pitt, is available now on Amazon. He lives and works in Washington State.

Author: U.S. Navy Destroying Dolphins & Whales, Attacking Earth’s Life Frequency

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 In an exclusive ExopoliticsTV interview with Alfred Lambremont Webre, Patricia Cori, author of Before We Leave You: Messages from the Great Whales and the Dolphin Beings, has stated that the 5-year sonar testing program announced by the U.S. Navy is having a destructive effect far beyond what the conventional analysis and media are reporting.  The environmental impacts of the U.S. Navy sonar-testing program include the estimated annihilation of 13 million sea mammals, including cetaceans such as dolphins and whales.

According to Ms. Cori, the cetaceans being targeted by the U.S. Navy sonar program carry out an important role in maintaining the frequency of vibration of the Earth’s oceans and hence of the planet itself.  Ms. Cori demonstrated a series of mandala frequency patterns generated from the sound music produce by dolphins and whales by scientist Mark Fisher.  It is this cetacean sound music that, according to Ms. Cori, in turn has a frequency effect on the ocean waters, lifting it to higher vibrations.

Intelligence, Ms. Cori states, is associated with higher vibrational fields, and hence the cetaceans are performing a function of sustaining higher intelligence in the natural ecology.  The effects of the U.S. Navy sonar targeting, which may be far beyond weapons testing into operational targeting and genocide of cetaceans, is to lower the vibrational field of the Earth and slow its elevation and transition into a more evolved dimension.

View ExopoliticsTV interview with Patricia Cori

Readers can watch the exclusive ExopoliticsTV interview with Patricia Cori and Alfred Lambremont Webre embedded in the article above, or at the URL below:

WATCH INTERVIEW:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCAA_KrT8pg

Cetaceans: dolphins and whales and other sea-life to be decimated by U.S. Navy

Patricia Cori’s statements are also congruent with those of researcher Rosalind Peterson, who is actively concerned about the impact of the U.S. Navy’s sonar program on cetaceans.

Rosalind Peterson states, “The United States Navy will be decimating millions of marine mammals and other aquatic life, each year, for the next five years, under their Warfare Testing Range Complex Expansions in the Atlantic, Pacific, and the Gulf of Mexico. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS under NOAA), has already approved the “taking” of marine mammals in more than a dozen Navy Range Warfare Testing Complexes, and is preparing to issue another permit for 11.7 millions marine mammals (32 Separate Species), to be decimated along the Northern, California, Oregon and Washington areas of the Pacific Ocean.

“U.S. Department of Commerce – NOAA (NMFS) Definition: ‘TAKE’ Defined under the MMPA as ‘harass, hunt, capture, kill or collect, or attempt to harass, hunt, capture, kill or collect.’ Defined under the ESA as ‘to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct.’ Definition: Incidental Taking: An unintentional, but not unexpected taking.

“The total number of marine mammals that will be decimated in the Atlantic, Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico for the next five years is unknown. The NMFS approvals will have a devastating impact upon the marine mammal populations worldwide and this last Navy permit, which is expected to be issued in February 2010, for the “taking” of more than 11.7 million marine mammals in the Pacific will be the final nail in the coffin for any healthy populations of sea life to survive.

“Now with ever-increasing numbers of permits being issued for sonar programs in more than twelve ranges in the Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic regions of the United States, our marine mammals and other sea life are facing complete devastation. When you add bomb blasts to this list, warfare testing of all types, future war testing practice, and the toxic chemicals that are both airborne and to be used underwater, there is little chance that most marine life will survive in any significant numbers. Our U.S. Senators and U.S. Congressmen refuse to postpone these disastrous “takings” or hold U.S. Congressional Hearings while pretending to be ocean environment friendly in their re-election speeches.

“[During] June 8th through June 16, 2009, a delegation from Connecticut and California spent time walking the halls of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. We left petitions, color fliers, and information about saving our marine mammals, requested a postponement and U.S. Congressional Hearings. Ninety-nine senate offices were visited and 2/3 of offices in the U.S. House of Representatives. The silent response from our elected officials regarding these two requests has been zero…one U.S. Congressman even stated that citizens would be ‘laughed out of the halls of the U.S. Congress for suggesting that we protect our marine mammals’. Corporate paid ‘Lobbyists’, who hand out money by the $Millions, on the other hand, are always accepted at hearings, give testimony, and are welcomed in the halls of Congress…apparently the voices of citizens of the United States are not given the same status.

“These virtually unregulated Navy Warfare Testing Programs already approved are now taking a toll on marine mammals, the fishing and ocean tourism industries, and on all aquatic life. Many U.S. Senators and Congressmen are ignoring these issues by pretending that they doesn’t exist even though they have been informed in advance of these programs.

“A brief history of the Navy Warfare Testing Program is needed to understand the full implications of this Pentagon/Navy Warfare Testing Program. In 2004, the Bush Administration signed a bill weakening U.S. Environmental Laws, with regard to the U.S. Navy. And then in 2008, President Bush signed an executive order allowing the Navy to be exempt from environmental laws that protects endangered and threatened species (2-4). The Navy Southern California Complex was the first one to benefit from this executive order. Soon other Navy Range Complexes were obtaining exemptions from the NMFS with little or no oversight or significant mitigation measures.

“A partial listing of known Navy Range Complexes shows the amazing scope of the disaster. According to U.S. Congressman Waxman in a letter dated March 12, 2009: ‘…The Navy estimates that its sonar training activities will ‘take’ marine mammals more than 11.7 million times over the course of a five-year permit…The sonar exercises at issue would take place off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Hawaii, Alaska and in the Gulf of Mexico – affecting literally every coastal state. In many regions, the Navy plans to increase the number of training exercises or expand the areas in which they may occur. Of particular concern are biologically sensitive marine habitats off our coasts, such as National Marine Sanctuary and other breeding habitats…In all, the Navy anticipates that its sonar exercises will ‘take’ marine mammals more than 2.3 million times per year, or 11.7 million times over the course of a 5-year permit….’ This statement was made in response to public inquiries regarding the Navy Northwest Training Range schedule for Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

“KTVU Oakland San Francisco Television Station is the only television station to investigate and air a story about this U.S. Navy program (13), on May 18, 2009. It took a great deal of courage, in the face of the fact that no other major television networks would carry this story. A few courageous radio stations are also helping to get the word out to the public.

Published in the United States Federal Register on March 11, 2009: “The United States Navy published an application, as an addendum to their expanded Warfare Testing program, in the U.S. Federal Register, dated March 11, 2009. This application from the Navy ‘requests authorization to take individuals of 32 species of marine mammals during upcoming Navy Warfare testing and training to be conducted in the NWTR areas (off the Pacific coasts of Washington, Oregon, and northern California) over the course of 5 years…’

“The Navy Warfare Testing Program will ‘utilize mid- and high frequency active sonar sources and explosive detonations. These sonar and explosive sources will be utilized during Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Tracking Exercises, Mine Avoidance Training, Extended Echo Ranging and Improved Extended Echo Ranging (EER/IEER) events, Missile Exercises, Gunnery Exercises, Bombing Exercises, Sinking Exercises, and Mine Warfare Training’ (More listed in Navy E.I.S.)

“The ‘taking’ of marine mammals negatively impacts the entire ecology of our oceans and the life in them which feeds large numbers of people and other species around the world. It should be noted that the list of toxic chemicals that the Navy proposes to use is a long one as noted in the Navy E.I.S. Depleted uranium, red and white phosphorus, mercury, lead, and a whole host of chemicals known to be toxic not only to man, but to marine life, are being served up on the “Navy Warfare Chemical Menu” that will contaminate our air, water, and soil.

Since all of the Navy Warfare Training Range Complexes have received, or will receive in the near future, permits to “take” marine mammals during their respective 5-year warfare training programs the cumulative and synergistic effects of losing millions of marine mammals will be disastrous. It is time to say no to any future permits being issued by the National Marine Fisheries Services.”

U.S. Navy anti-cetacean sonar as surrogates for Orion grey and Draco reptilian ET occupation

In the ExopoliticsTV interview, Ms. Cori and Mr. Webre discuss whether the U.S. Navy are acting as surrogates in a covert attempted occupation by planet Earth by Orion grey extraterrestrials and Draco reptilians.  By targeting the most evolved mammalian intelligent species on the planet, the cetacean dolphin and whales, the U.S. Navy appears to be acting to reduce the vibratory frequency to Earth to make it a more hospitable ecology as a reptilian-based planet, hosting cloned or mind-controlled humans in a world authoritarian-like dictatorship.

U.S. Navy sonar attacks on cetaceans congruent with Orion grey and Draco reptilian war as confirmed by UK whistleblower Michael Prince

As this column has reported, “Michael Prince, an active duty whistleblower trained to be a cyborg super soldier assassin in SS and MI-6 U.K. intelligence networks, has stated that World War III, a war between hostile extraterrestrial civilizations and the human civilization has started.  Armed hostilities between human forces and hostile extraterrestrial forces are now taking place frequently, Mr. Prince states.  The negative extraterrestrial-human alliance intent on Earth take-over is referred to as the Military Industrial Extraterrestrial Complex [MIEC].

“Because of the superior survival dynamics of the human species, Mr. Prince states, human society will defeat the hostile extraterrestrial civilizations that consist mainly of a Grey and Draco Reptilian faction.  “It is a dangerous situation,” Mr. Prince states at the end of the interview. “However, all is under control and people should not panic.”

For a full description, please read:

http://www.examiner.com/exopolitics-in-seattle/whistleblower-wwiii-a-war-between-hostile-ets-and-humanity-has-started

As discussed in the ExopoliticsTV interview with Patricia Cori, it appears that the U.S. Navy sonar-testing program is in fact an operational combat attack program against cetaceans on behalf of the U.S. Navy exopolitical masters, the Orion grey and Draco reptilian extraterrestrials.

Exopolitical identity of cetacean nation: Intelligent extraterrestrial species based in Earth’s oceans

According to Ms. Cori, there are cetacean representatives on the Sirian High council, a galactic governance body.  The cetaceans on Earth, whales and dolphins, are in fact the most intelligent and multi-dimensional species on surface of the planet, and work in close coordination with upper-dimensional, ethical intelligent civilizations that have an oversight and seminal role in the development of homo sapiens and of the fauna and flora of the ecology of Earth.

The dolphins and whales themselves, Ms. Cori states, communicate with humans and state that they are in communication with advanced extraterrestrial species.  For example, it has been reported that whales and dolphins are teleported by extraterrestrial craft up from the ocean onto ET craft, where they are held in special pens, and downloaded with ecological and multi-dimensional information via multi-colored lights before being returned again into the ocean to complete their ecological missions.

Human awareness is key to future cetacean survival and ecological wellbeing

The impetus for Patricia Cori’s book – Before We Leave You – began with spontaneous dimensional communications from cetaceans in distress because of targeting by U.S. Navy sonar.

Ms. Cori indicates she has written her book as a communication from the cetacean conscious community – the cetacean nation – to conscious progressive humans to become aware of the attack upon them and upon the oceans of the world, and hence upon the very ecology of the Earth.

In the course of the ExopoliticsTV interview, Patricia Cori indicated she is starting a Foundation to support cetacean awareness, and will be inviting cetacean activists like Rosalind Peterson into dialogue.

Ms. Cori indicated that persons wishing to join her cetacean awareness campaign can contact her through her website:

 

http://sirianrevelations.net

Further reading:

Author: ET council seeded Homo sapiens as intelligent beings with 12-strand DNA

http://www.examiner.com/exopolitics-in-seattle/author-et-council-seeded-homo-sapiens-as-intelligent-beings-with-12-strand-dna 

BP Gulf oil spill threatens whales, dolphins: “ET ambassadors” vital to Earth’s light-energy grid

Before We Leave You by Patricia Cori (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books)

http://sirianrevelations.net/the-message/all-books/

Atlantis Rising by Patricia Cori (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books)

http://sirianrevelations.net/the-message/all-books/atlantis-rising/

No More Secrets, No More Lies by Patricia Cori (Berkeley: North Atlantic Books)

http://sirianrevelations.net/the-message/all-books/no-more-secrets/ 

 

source – http://www.examiner.com/article/author-u-s-navy-destroying-dolphins-whales-attacking-earth-s-life-frequency

Brewery’s Edible 6-Pack Rings Designed To Feed Marine Life Instead Of Killing It


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If you’re like me, once a six-pack of soda or beer is gone, leaving behind only plastic rings, you can’t help but be seized by the urge to snip them apart, an urge likely fueled by grade school lessons about what can happen when they find their way to the sea, and marine animals get tangled up in them. One brewery has created edible six-pack rings that are designed to feed aquatic wildlife if they end up in the ocean, and eliminate the need for all that snipping.

Craft beer company Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, FL created the rings from beer by-products that result from the brewing process, like barley and wheat, reports The Huffington Post.

In case fish aren’t in the mood for a snack, the rings are also 100% biodegradable and compostable.

According to the brewery, the design is just as resistant and efficient as plastic packaging, though it is more expensive to produce. The hope is that customers who care about dolphins, turtles, and other creatures of the sea will be okay paying more if it means keeping those animals swimming safely.

And if other breweries grab onto the idea, that could make the production process, and prices for the beers that use the rings, cheaper.

“It’s a big investment for a small brewery created by fisherman, surfers and people that love the sea,” Peter Agardy, head of brand at Saltwater Brewery, says in a video about the packaging.

Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If They End Up In The Ocean [Huffington Post]

Kissinger Awarded by Obama on Way to Meet Trump – #NewWorldNextWeek corbettreport


Welcome to New World Next Week — the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. In this week’s episode:

Story #1: UK Spy Agency GCHQ Joins Twitter With Predictably Bad Results
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Flashback: Peeling The Onion (Jul 2012)
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Flashback: Nullify NSA Gaining Ground (Jan 2014)
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NWNW Flashback: #MyNYPD Hashtag Attracts Photos of Police Violence, Abuse (Apr 2014)
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Story #2: Obama Just Gave Warmonger Henry Kissinger the Distinguished Public Service Award
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Obama Gives Kissinger Distinguished ‘Public Service’ Award
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Cartoon: Kissinger Gets Lifetime Achievement Award From DoD
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Donald Trump Will Meet War Criminal Henry Kissinger Tomorrow
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Trump and Kissinger Hold Foreign Policy Huddle in New York
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Trump Meets With Henry Kissinger
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Flashback: Hillary Clinton Calls Henry Kissinger a Friend, Praises His Commitment to Democracy (Sep 2014)
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Flashback: When Kissinger Met Xi – ‘Entire World’ a Topic for China, US (Mar 2015)
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Flashback: Putin Meets ‘Old Friend’ Kissinger Visiting Russia (Feb 2016)
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Story #3: Cascade Locks, Oregon Considers Alternate Actions After Nestle Plant Voted Down
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#MorningMonarchy: Nestle Gains Control of Maine Town’s Water for the Next Half Century
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Flashback: New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart (May 2013)
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Flashback: Claire Bernish Reports on the Nestle Water Scandal (Aug 2015)
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#NewWorldNextWeek Headlines: CIA Watchdog “Accidentally Destroyed” Copy of “Torture Report”
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“Secret” Harvard Meeting on Synthesizing Human Genome Triggers Debate
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TSA Cashing In on $765K Worth of Forgotten Loose Change at Local Airports
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Central Banks Selling Off US Debt At a Pace Not Seen Since 1978
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EMS Workers Have to Prove They Provided 9/11 Help
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Senate Passes Bill Exposing Saudi Arabia to 9/11 Legal Claims
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MASSIVE FOOD RECALL: 47 Million Lbs of Meat, Tons of Fruit and Veggies


Really quickly I wanted to pass this on in case you hadn’t seen it. A HUGE frozen food recall recently happened involving over 47 million lbs of meat and poultry and massive quantities of frozen fruits and vegetables, both organic and conventional, all potentially contaminated with listeria.

While it causes mild flu-like symptoms in most healthy people, listeria is especially dangerous for people with compromised immune systems, including babies, people fighting diseases such as cancer, the elderly, and pregnant women.

Complete list of tainted products at links below.

Updated Frozen Fruit and Veggies:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm…

Frozen meat and poultry products:
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2016/05…

More information:
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Under International Law Native Hawaiians are Victims of Genocide


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Under international humanitarian law, which is the law of occupation and the protection afforded civilians who are not engaged in war, denationalization is not only a war crime but is synonymous with the term genocide. Since the occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom began during the Spanish-American War, the United States embarked on a deliberate campaign of forced denationalization in order to conceal the occupation and militarization of a neutral State. Denationalization, in its totality, is genocide.
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Prior to World War I, violations of international law did not include war crimes, or, in other words, crimes where individuals, as separate and distinct from the State or country, could be prosecuted and where found guilty be punished, which included the death penalty. The Commission on the Responsibility of the Authors of the War and on Enforcement of Penalties (Commission on Responsibility) of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 took up the matter of war crimes after World War I (1914-1918). The Commission identified 32 war crimes, one of which was “attempts to denationalize the inhabitants of occupied territory.”
Although the 1907 Hague Convention, IV, did not specify the term “denationalization” as a war crime, the Commission on Responsibility relied on the preamble of the 1899 Hague Convention, II, which states, “Until a more complete code of the laws of war is issued, the High Contracting Parties think it right to declare that in cases not included in the Regulations adopted by them, populations and belligerents remain under the protection and empire of the principles of international law, as they result from the usages established between civilized nations, from the laws of humanity and the requirements of the public conscience.” This preamble has been called the Martens clause, which was based on a declaration read by the Russian delegate, Professor von Martens, at the Hague Peace Conference in 1899.
In October of 1943, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union established the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC). World War II had been waging since 1939, and atrocities committed by Germany, Italy and Japan drew the attention of the Allies to hold individuals responsible for the commission of war crimes. On December 2, 1943, the UNWCC adopted by resolution the list of war crimes that were drawn up by the Commission on Responsibility in 1919 with the addition of another war crime—indiscriminate mass arrests. The UNWCC was organized into three Committees: Committee I (facts and evidence), Committee II (enforcement), and Committee III (legal matters).
Committee III was asked to draft a report expanding on the war crime of “denationalization” and its criminalization under international law. Committee III did not rely solely on the Martens clause as the Commission on Responsibility did in 1919, but rather used it as an aid to interpret the articles of the 1907 Hague Convention, IV. It, therefore, concluded that “attempts to denationalize the inhabitants of occupied territory” violated Article 43, where the occupying State must respect the laws of the occupied State; Article 46, where family honor and rights and individual life must be respected; and Article 56, where the property of institutions dedicated to education is protected.
In 1944, Professor Raphael Lemkin first coined the term “genocide” in his publication Axis Rule in Occupied Europe (p. 79-95). The term is a combination of the Greek word genos (race or tribe) and the Latin word cide (killing). The 1919 Commission on Responsibility did list “murders and massacres; systematic terrorism” as war crimes, but Professor Lemkin’s definition of genocide was much broader and more encompassing.
Raphael LemkinAccording to Professor Lenkin, “Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.”
“Genocide has two phases,” argued Professor Lemkin, “one, destruction of the national pattern of the oppressed group; the other, the imposition of the national pattern of the oppressor. This imposition, in turn, may be made upon the oppressed population which is allowed to remain, or upon the territory alone, after removal of the population and the colonization of the area by the oppressor’s own nationals. Denationalization was the word used in the past to describe the destruction of a national pattern.” Professor Lemkin believed that denationalization was inadequate and should be replaced with genocide.
The term genocide, however, was not a war crime under international humanitarian law at the time, but it appears that Committee III was in agreement with Professor Lenkin that it should be a war crime. The problem that faced Committee III was how to categorize genocide as a war crime under the Hague Convention, IV. On September 27, 1945, Committee III argued that denationalization was not a single act of “depriving the inhabitants of the occupied territory of their national characteristics,” but rather a program that attempted to achieve this result through: “interference with the methods of education; compulsory education in the language of the occupant; … the ban on the using of the national language in schools, streets and public places; the ban on the national press and on the printing and distributing of books in the language of the occupied region; the removal of national symbols and names, both personal and geographical; [and] interference with religious services as far as they have a national peculiarity.”
Committee III also argued that denationalization included other activities such as: “compulsory or automatic granting of the citizenship of the occupying Power; imposing the duty to swearing the oath of allegiance to the occupant; the introduction of the administrative and judicial system of the occupying Power, the imposition of its financial, economic and labour administration, the occupation of administrative offices by nationals of the occupying Power; compulsion to join organizations and associations of the occupying Power; colonization of the occupied territory by nationals of the occupant, exploitation and pillage of economic resources, confiscation of economic enterprises, permeation of the economic life through the occupying State or individuals of the nationality of the occupant.”
Committee III also stated that these activities by the occupying State or its nationals would also “fall under other headings of the list of war crimes.”
There were apparent similarities between Professor Lemkin’s definition of genocide and the Committee III’s definition of denationalization. Professor Lemkin argued that genocide was more than just mass murder of a particular group of people, but “the specific losses of civilization in the form of the cultural contributions which can only be made by groups of people united through national, racial or cultural characteristics (Lemkin, Genocide as a Crime under International Law, 41 AJIL (1947) 145, at 147).” Similarly, Committee III argued that denationalization “kill[s] the soul of the nation,” and was “the counterpoint to the physical act of killing the body, which was ordinary murder (Preliminary Report of the Chairman of Committee III, C.148, 28 Sept. 1945, 6/34/PAG-3/1.1.0, at 2).”
In its October 4, 1945 report “Criminality of Attempts to Denationalise the Inhabitants of Occupied Territory,” Committee III renamed denationalization to be genocide.
On December 11, 1946, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution that declared genocide a crime under the existing international law and recommended member States to sign a convention. After two years of study, the General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide on December 9, 1948. By the Convention, genocide has been recognized as a crime even when there is no war or the occupation of a State. Genocide became an international crime along with piracy, drug trafficking, arms trafficking, human trafficking, money laundering and smuggling of cultural artifacts. During war or the occupation of a State, genocide is synonymous with the war crime of denationalization.
In the Trial of Ulrich Greifelt and Others (October 10, 1847-March 10, 1948) at Nuremberg, the United States Military Tribunal asserted Committee III’s interpretation that genocide can be committed through the war crime of denationalization. In its decision, the Tribunal concluded that, “genocide…may be perpetuated through acts representing war crimes. Among these cases are those coming within the concept of forced denationalisation (p. 42).”
The Tribunal explained, “In the list of war crimes drawn up by the 1919 Commission on the Responsibility of the Authors of the War and on Enforcement of Penalties, there were included as constituting war crimes ‘attempts to denationalize the inhabitants of occupied territory.’ Attempts of this nature were recognized as a war crime in view of the German policy in territories annexed by Germany in 1914, such as in Alsace and Lorraine. At that time, as during the war of 1939-1945, inhabitants of an occupied territory were subjected to measures intended to deprive them of their national characteristics and to make the land and population affected a German province (p. 42).”
When the Hawaiian Kingdom was occupied during the Spanish-American War, the United States operated in complete disregard to the recognized principles of the law of occupation at the time. Instead of administering the laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom, being the occupied State, the United States imposed its own laws, administration, judiciary and economic life throughout the Hawaiian Islands in violation of Hawaiian independence and sovereignty. According to Professor Limken, this action taken by the United States would be considered as “the imposition of the national pattern of the oppressor,” which is the second phase of genocide after the national pattern of the occupied State had been destroyed under the first phase.
In other words, the actions taken by the United States was precisely what the Axis Powers did in occupied territories during World War I and II, which, according to Committee III, included “interference with the methods of education; compulsory education in the language of the occupant; … the ban on the using of the national language in schools, streets and public places; the ban on the national press and on the printing and distributing of books in the language of the occupied region; the removal of national symbols and names, both personal and geographical; [and] interference with religious services as far as they have a national peculiarity. [As well as] compulsory or automatic granting of the citizenship of the occupying Power; imposing the duty to swearing the oath of allegiance to the occupant; the introduction of the administrative and judicial system of the occupying Power, the imposition of its financial, economic and labour administration, the occupation of administrative offices by nationals of the occupying Power; compulsion to join organizations and associations of the occupying Power; colonization of the occupied territory by nationals of the occupant, exploitation and pillage of economic resources, confiscation of economic enterprises, permeation of the economic life through the occupying State or individuals of the nationality of the occupant.”
Under Hawaiian law, native (aboriginal ) Hawaiians had universal health care at no charge through the Queen’s Hospital, which received funding from the Hawaiian Kingdom legislature. Early into the occupation, however, American authorities stopped the funding in 1904, because they asserted that the collection of taxes used to benefit a particular ethnic group violated American law. In a legal opinion by the Territorial Government’s Deputy Attorney General E.C. Peters on January 7, 1904, to the President of the Board of Health, Peters stated, “I am consequently of the opinion that the appropriation of the sum of $30,000.00 for the Queen’s Hospital is not within the legitimate scope of legislative authority.”
Since 1904, aboriginal Hawaiians had to pay for their healthcare from an institution that was established specifically for them at no charge. As a result, many aboriginal Hawaiians could not afford medical care in their own country, which has led to the following dire health statistics today.
  • 4% of aboriginal Hawaiians who were surveyed in 2013 reported that they do not have any kind of health care coverage, which is the highest rate across all ethnic groups surveyed (Nguyen & Salvail, Hawaii Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, State of Hawai‘i Department of Health).
  • Aboriginal Hawaiians have the highest rate of diabetes in the Hawaiian Islands (Crabbe, Eshima, Fox, & Chan (2011), Native Hawaiian Health Fact Sheet 2011, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Demography Section, Research Division).
  • 5% of aboriginal Hawaiians are overweight, which is higher than any other ethnic group in the Hawaiian Islands (Nguyen & Salvail, 2013).
  • 7% of aboriginal Hawaiians have high blood pressure, being second only to Japanese at 39.7% (Nguyen & Salvail, 2013).
  • Aboriginal Hawaiians are more likely to have chronic diseases than non-aboriginal Hawaiians (Nguyen & Salvail, 2013).
  • 48% of the deaths of aboriginal Hawaiian children occur during the perinatal period (Crabbe et al., 2011).
  • 7% of aboriginal Hawaiian adults report being diagnosed with a depressive disorder (Nguyen & Salvail, 2013).
Professor Lemkin would view these statistics as connoting “the destruction of the biological structure” of aboriginal Hawaiians, which is the outcome of the second phase of genocide where the imposition of the national pattern of the oppressor has been established. In addition to these statistics are added the deaths of aboriginal Hawaiians who died in the wars of the United States after forced conscription into the Armed Forces and their compulsion to swear allegiance. These wars included World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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Silent Coup Beginning to Overtake America Now-Larry Nichols


By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 

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Former Clinton insider Larry Nichols has worked with, and now against, the Clintons. Nichols has some of the top political and financial connections on the planet.  Nichols hopes the public is finally realizing the enormous power struggle going on.  Nichols explains, “There is no two-party system in the United States of America.  Let’s get that straight.  There is no two-party system, there is one.  Part of it is a red team and part of it is a blue team.   You think you have a choice, but as you know you only have a choice between the two they give you to vote for, but here comes Trump.  Trump doesn’t need their money . . . he will bust up the system, and he will not only bust up the system for the Republican Party, but he will bust up the system (for both parties).  So, there are many establishment Republicans that have said they would rather vote for Hillary than Trump. . . . They must maintain status quo of the system for these power elite people to stay where they want to be.”

Nichols goes on to say, “We are at the beginning of a velvet or silent coup. It’s been going on for years.  There’s been a slow subtle takeover of our form of government, starting years and years ago, but it is coming to an end.  That’s why there is this power play now.  It’s more aggressive than you have seen before.  If we don’t stop Hillary, it’s over.  Is Trump the answer to all of our problems?  I don’t know.  Here’s what I do know about Donald Trump.  Donald Trump is not in the system.  How do I know that?  As hard as they are working to keep him out is a pretty good recommendation for me.  He’s not one of them.  He might be a good president.  When you mention Hillary or the establishment, there is no ‘might.’  With them, we would get what we have been getting but only worse.  There is not a ‘might’ there.”

Nichols says the good news might come in the general election in November. Nichols explains, “The American voters’ vote counts in the general election.  Remember that.  The play in the system has always been to trick it in the primaries and get both people that are the same but different colors.  The general election has always been set up where people do get to vote, and they will get to pick the lessor of two evils.  This time, it’s different.  This time, the American voters can make a difference if Trump can stay in and actually get the nomination.”

On the teetering financial system, Nichols says, “One of the five major banks has way too much of that $72 billion Puerto Rican debt. It might not sink them, but it may cause a problem.  If one of the major banks took a hit like that. . . . The FDIC just said it does not have enough liquidity if two major banks went into default.  If one of the major banks falls or if one major bank was getting ready to take a nose dive, people would run on all the banks wouldn’t they?  If everybody tried to cash their money out of the banks at one time, they would get about 6 cents on the dollar.  You think you got a $100,000 protected in the bank—you don’t.”

Nichols, who is currently undergoing treatments for lung cancer, also says, “I believe President Obama doesn’t really want to leave. Now, how could he stay?  It only takes a crisis.  If a national crisis is declared . . . FEMA comes in.  Most people don’t even know about the FEMA provisional plan.  In case a meteor hits America and we go into a national crisis, FEMA has already got a plan in place ready to go where they will set up a provisional government.  So, if the banks were to start collapsing, guess what Obama would do?

He’d go to Congress and get them to vote and boom, in comes the provisional FEMA government, which makes the president . . . king.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with former Clinton insider Larry Nichols.

(There is much, much more in the extensive video interview.)

After the Interview:

You can follow Larry on his Facebook page. He also has a radio show he uploads on YouTube.  It’s called Larry Nichols Live. If you want to donate to help Larry Nichols with his lung cancer treatments, you can do so on PayPal. The address to use to donate is NicholsLive@aol.com.

(Programming note: There will be no Weekly News Wrap-Up (WNW) this week. The Larry Nichols interview is taking the place of the WNW and the “Early Sunday Release.”  The next post will be on Tuesday night (5/10/16) after midnight.)

FADE to BLACK Jimmy Church w/ David Icke, Jon Rappoport: Worldwide Wake Up LIVE


David Icke returns to the show…the last visit was over a year ago…he is getting ready for his Worldwide Wake Up Tour and we cover everything…with very limited commercials…no breaks…just two straight hours of Icke as only he can do it…this is an amazing, very open and candid conversation. Next up, Jon Rappoport and his No More Fake Newsroom…this week: drinking water dangers and the truth behind it.

Interview begins @ 33:50

TTIP Leaks ~ Greenpeace


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Greenpeace Netherlands has released secret TTIP negotiation documents. We have done so to provide much needed transparency and trigger an informed debate on the treaty. This treaty is threatening to have far reaching implications for the environment and the lives of more than 800 million citizens in the EU and US.

Whether you care about environmental issues, animal welfare, labour rights or internet privacy, you should be concerned about what is in these leaked documents. They underline the strong objections civil society and millions of people around the world have voiced: TTIP is about a huge transfer of power from people to big business.

Link to doc’s: https://ttip-leaks.org/

 

 

What If the Empire Held an Election and Nobody Came?


How to Make Peace Without Politics

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What if a presidential candidate threw a political rally, and nobody came? What if a government held an election, and nobody voted? What if that same government started a war, and nobody participated, whether in body or in spirit?

These questions are related.

Election season is trudging on, as are the wars. Many fans of peace hold out hope that if the former turns out a certain way, the latter may at last be mitigated.

Some are terrified of Hillary Clinton. And who can blame them? As Secretary of State, “Dick Cheney in a pantsuit” was midwife to so many of the disasters that wrack the world with bloodshed and chaos to this day. Many anti-war folk of a left-leaning persuasion are flocking to Bernie Sanders.

Others are more concerned with finally toppling the neocons from their perches of power. And who can blame them? The roots of our geopolitical plight reach back to before Clinton’s executive tenure, when the Bush administration neocons were launching their plans to remake the Greater Middle East. Many anti-war folk of the right-leaning persuasion are looking to Donald Trump to be their neocon-slayer.

But is this really the best we can do?

At the end of the day, Sanders is a moderate foreign interventionist who isn’t all too interested in foreign policy in the first place. Must anti-interventionists really settle for that in order to oppose hyper-interventionist Clinton?

And Trump actually out-hawks many Republicans when it comes to torture, the security state, civilian casualties, and blood-for-oil. Is such a man really to be the anti-war movement’s appointed champion against the neocons?

Thankfully, there is no need to support lesser warmongers in order to oppose greater ones.

Imagine if all the anti-war progressives now supporting Sanders, plus all the America-firsters now supporting Trump, were to stop flooding the internet and social media with electoral polemics. What if all that passion and digital ink was redirected to the message of peace.

Imagine “Stop the War on Yemeni Babies!” blazoned across the web instead of “Stop Hillary!” Or “Don’t Let the CIA Arm Al Qaeda in Syria” instead of “Don’t Let the Establishment Steal the Nomination from Trump.”

An intense focus on policies over personas could really turn public sentiment against the actual combat of war, and divert public attention away from its obsession with the theatrical combat of political Wrestlemania.

You may wonder, what about the consequences of the peace camp abandoning its stations in the electoral battle against the worst war hawks? What if as a result Hillary or Ted Cruz’s neocon allies sweep to victory?

A clique may seize office, but the new administration will not govern in a vacuum. All regimes must strive to preserve public legitimacy. And no regime can afford to flout too blatantly the prevailing spirit of the times. The new president may have won a majority of votes. But if only a small proportion of the country actually voted in the first place, that translates into a rather shrunken mandate.

And if the non-voting bulk of the public is stridently anti-war, that especially diminishes the president’s foreign policy mandate in particular. Faced with a sizable segment of the public intransigently opposed to war, even a militaristic president will be constrained, and may even need to draw back.  Even Richard Nixon ended a war when public opinion demanded it.

Throughout history, most reductions in tyrannical violence have had nothing to do with the ideology or virtue of office-holders. Instead, such reforms were the result of shifts in public sentiment. Under such conditions, to be a “reformer,” a politician need no redeeming quality other than being self-serving enough to shift with the wind. And if Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, or any other politician are anything, it is self-serving.

I’m not saying we should hope Hillary or Ted will win. I’m saying that who wins doesn’t matter nearly as much as the public’s attitude toward war and toward the Washington war machine itself.

On election day, if fewer people lined up dutifully to choose between aspiring elective emperors, and more people assembled defiantly to decry the empire itself, peace would have much better prospects.

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